A Kano-based 14-year-old boy was declared missing by his parents sometime in March. Two months after, he was found in the Republic of Togo.
According to Freedom Radio, a Kano-based broadcast medium, the boy, a resident of Hotoro Quarters in Kano, was found alongside another boy — also from Nigeria — roaming on a street in Togo, looking for food.
Daily Trust reports that the boys were found by famous Nigerian selling food in Togo, Hajiya Maijidda Mai Abinci, who said they were brought to her by some people because they said they were from Nigeria.
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“When I asked how they came here, they said they were from Ghana. They told me that a woman secretly whisked them away from Nigeria and took them to Ghana. They were begging for her on the streets. Later she decided to release them and they found themselves in Togo,” Hajiya Mai Abinci said.
She said they were now kept in Togo under her care and that she decided to reach out to Nigerians to look for their parents.
“Especially the small one, it is not possible to say that he is not under the care of his parents. That was why I decided to reach out to his parents,” she added.
The boy’s father appreciated Hajiya Mai Abinci and begged people to help him as he didn’t have the means to pay for transportation to get his son back.
“We suffered so much all these two months, no sleep, no peace of mind. But we thank God that he was found alive and healthy,” he said.